ripple effect


noun

a spreading effect or series of consequences caused by a single action or event.

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Origin of ripple effect

First recorded in 1965–70

Words nearby ripple effect

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British Dictionary definitions for ripple effect

ripple effect

noun

the repercussions of an event or situation experienced far beyond its immediate location
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